Moving house is stressful enough without the added pressure of Christmas. We’ve helped plenty of people with their festive moves and storage needs over the years, that’s why we’ve put together five of our best tips to help make it as stress free as possible.
It is always a good idea to have a declutter whatever time of year you are moving house, but moving before Christmas is a great opportunity to be ruthless. Have you used it in the last 12 months? Have you worn it this year? Ebay, Facebook Marketplace and local charities will become your new favourite apps!
- BOOK A REMOVAL COMPANY
Booking a removals company for a house move is stressful enough in itself. 90% of the time you won’t have a confirmed date until around 7-10 days before – leaving your removals options limited.
- That’s where our unique moving & storage solution can help. We deliver an empty PODS container to your home, you pack and load in your own time. Then once you have your moving date confirmed, we’ll collect the container and move it to your new home.
- ORGANISE YOUR PACKING
If putting your Christmas decorations up in your new house is top of your ‘to do list’ then make sure they are packed where they are easily accessible.
- It’s always a good idea to pack bedding, a change of clothes and some toiletries to hand for your first night, just in case you don’t get the keys until later in the day.
- Pack an ‘essentials box’ with your kettle to make tea, coffee and soups on the go. Include biscuits to keep your energy up and why not add some festive treats like mince pies to get you in the mood.
- DO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EARLY
You may find yourself moving right on Christmas so be prepared! Get your Christmas shopping done in early December, pack into a box and label so you can easily access it once you have moved.
- EMBRACE IT
Whatever happens it will be one of your most memorable Christmases that you will look back on in years to come.
Good luck and Merry Christmas from all at PODS!